What We Do

What We Do

Change for Kids partners with young people to help them discover the unlimited possibilities for their unique futures.

Through access to a purposeful blend of resources, programs and people, we give kids the opportunity to discover who they are, what they want to be in the future, and how to get there.

THE NEED

New York City is the richest city in the world^ yet almost one in four children lives at or below the poverty line.

CFK works to level the playing field by exclusively partnering with kids living in areas of concentrated poverty that are historically under-invested in and predominantly inhabited by people of color.*


For kids to succeed, not only do they need access to opportunities that expand their awareness beyond the familiar, they also need to believe they are in control of their future and know the path to get there.   

This is why Change for Kids creates opportunities to help kids develop the skills, connections, and awareness necessary to achieve the future of their dreams.

^2019 World Wealth Report
*www.nyc.gov


Our Model

CFK’s program model features a combination of enrichment programs; immersive experiences outside of the classroom; and diverse role models that represent and inspire different life paths and possibilities. Learn More
 
 

Our COVID-19 Response

CFK always puts kids’ needs first. Find out how we have adapted our programming to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.
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Our Impact

We create opportunities that set students on a path to success. In the words of NYC students, that means “to set a goal and achieve it." Learn More
 
 

Our Partners

At CFK, we pride ourselves on our partnerships with school communities and mission-aligned organizations and companies to drive collective impact. Learn More